Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Autumn Festival of Ideas 2014


Please note: This event took place in Nov 2014

Six Ideas and Innovations That Made The Modern World

Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now, celebrates the surprising inspirations and consequences of the most influential innovations: how simple scientific breakthroughs have driven other discoveries. He traces important inventions through ancient and contemporary history, unlocking tales of unsung heroes and radical revolutions that changed the world and the way we live in it.

Speaker biography:

Steven Johnson is the US bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map and Everything Bad is Good For You and is the editor of the anthology The Innovator's Cookbook. He is a the founder of a variety of influential websites - most recently, - and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Ticket prices: £7.00 full / £6.00 concessions. This event is followed by a book signing.

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